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Overview

The Blue Lake Rancheria Foundation seeks to channel the success of the Blue Lake Rancheria’s business operations into widespread community involvement and investment. 

The Foundation seeks partnerships with other Tribes across California as well as non-Indian local, national, and international organizations, in order to ensure that advances in Indian Country and for other under-privileged and under-represented groups continue, and grow.

Founded: January 2002
Program areas: Humboldt County
Indian Country
Education
Elderly Health and Welfare
Child Health and Welfare
Public Safety & Social Services
Infrastructure Improvements
Environmental Stewardship

Headquarters: 

Blue Lake, California
Regional Locations: 

Folsom, California
Seattle, Washington

Leadership:

Claudia Brundin
Arla Ramsey

Board of Directors:  5 Members of Current Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Council
Statistics:

Total Grant Commitments Since Inception: $1,500,000 (through year-end 2005)
Annual Funding Goal:  $500,000

Geographic Footprint: 

Primary:  Humboldt County, California, the ancestral lands of Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Membership
Secondary:  State of California, initiatives that benefit underprivileged Native Americans and others
Tertiary: United States

Illustrative Commitments:

2007 Humboldt Senior Resource Center Alzheimer Care Facility, Humboldt County, CA - $100,000
2006 St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Evening Meal Service, Arcata, California - $250,000
2005 Blue Lake Unified School District Primary Education Grant, Blue Lake, CA - $175,000
2005 Humboldt County Sheriff Officer Salary Grant, Humboldt County, CA - $120,000
2005 Blue Lake Fire Department, Safety Equipment Grant, Blue Lake, CA - $30,000

Funding Guidelines

The Blue Lake Rancheria Foundation awards the majority of its grants according to long-term priorities in the following areas.

  • Education
  • Elderly Health and Welfare
  • Child Health and Welfare
  • Public Safety
  • Social Services
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Indian Country
  • Humboldt County

The Blue Lake Rancheria Foundation favors philanthropic and not-for-profit endeavors.

The Blue Lake Rancheria Foundation does not award grants to projects that serve an exclusively religious purpose.

Priority is given to projects demonstrating long-term, systemic change. 

Application for Funding

If your organization is interested in applying for Blue Lake Rancheria Foundation community development funds, please complete the form below and click "Submit" when you are finished.

Please provide answers to each of the questions, in as much detail as
possible. Thank you for your interest! Your email application
inquiry will be reviewed and you will receive a response within
thirty (30) days of date of receipt.